Subject: Re: pkg_add just toasted my entire home directory
To: None <>
From: Richard Earnshaw <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/14/1998 21:46:43
> On 14-Oct-98 Richard Earnshaw spoke unto us all:
> #  I think you misunderstood what I was trying to say.  The install process 
> #  tries to create root owned files in /usr/pkgsrc/...  -- I don't have a 
> #  problem with root owning files in /usr/pkg I can see the reason for that.  
> #  But the install process does more than just read from the build area, 
> #  which is the bit on the NFS partition.
> #  
> man (7) packages
>                A top level directory where, if defined, the separate working
>                directories will get created, and symbolically linked to from ~
>                ${WRKDIR} (see below).  This is useful for building packages on
>                several architectures, then ${PKGSRCDIR} can be NFS-mounted
>                while ${WRKOBJDIR} is local to every arch.

I've just had two mails suggesting the above, but this doesn't work either 
-- it's WRKOBJDIR that I need to be on the NFS partition -- I don't have 
enough local disk space on a SHARK to do the compilations locally (SHARKS 
can only have one IDE disk to the best of my knowledge).